Christian Engström, Pirate MEP

11 december 2012

”The EU Parliament Abdicates Its Powers Over the Patent System”

Postat i: fri kunskap — Christian Engström @ 18:36
Video of my intervention in the patent debate

Video of my intervention in the patent debate (3 min)

In the European Parliament today, we had first debate and then a vote on the Patent Package. The result of the vote was a defeat — the parliament decided to approve the package, which means that the European Patent Office can continue to disregard the law, and grant patents on pretty much whatever it wants, including software and biological life.

Watch the video clip of my intervention in the debate (3 min)

 

3 kommentarer

  1. ”which means that the European Patent Office can continue to disregard the law, and grant patents on pretty much whatever it wants, including software and biological life”

    Can you refer to some actual patents regarding software and biological life?

    Kommentar av nejtillpirater — 11 december 2012 @ 22:35

  2. Sometime in future, this have to change. A society that locks in innovation, stagnates and destroys itself in the end.

    Kommentar av Dennis Nilsson — 11 december 2012 @ 22:36

  3. @ nejtillpirater:

    Here are 20 software patents granted by the EPO: http://webshop.ffii.org/

    Kommentar av Christian Engström — 12 december 2012 @ 9:32


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